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4 morning >> welcome back. the time is 4:09. president obama delivered his state of the union address to both houses of congress and millions of americans watched from home. >> the stakes were high in this much-anticipated speech. in early schmidt reports. >> in his fourth state of the union address he laid out the plans for his second term in office. >> the focus of tonight's speech how he plans to improve the economy and find work for the nation's 12.3 million unemployed americans. >> economic growth requires a balanced approach. with spending cuts and revenue. with everyone doing their fair share. >> warmly received by democrats and mostly dismissed by republicans. the president will need the help of both parties to achieve his goals. >> that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments. >> 34,000 troops to be withdrawn from afghanistan by this time next year. >> each of these proposals deserves a vote in congress. >> on gun control he made it clear he wants action. >> the families into sun and the cow was of a community's ripped open by gun violence they
.s. threats and vows to continue. >> kristen: president obama is putting the finishing touches on the state of the union tonight. he is expected to focus on jobs but also on gun control and a new development this morning in afghanistan. karen travevs joins us live from washington. >> reporter: good morning. the white house is looking at inauguration state of the union as two acts in the same play. first speech laid out the vision and now he will layout the game plan. >> tonight president obama launches his second term policy agenda and no surprise, it will be heavily focused on the economy. >> you will hear an outline for his plan to create jobs and grow the middle-class. >> to do that he will call for a new program, new spending as way to stimulate growth and republicans will say washington cannot just cut it's a way to prosperity. president obama has a key theme from his reelection campaign. >> he will focus the proposal to help the middle-class grow and help the economy. >> looming in the near future those automatic spending cuts that congress delayed at new year's to avoid the fiscal cl
and it's a diary on our 247 bay area news channel comcast 193. >> president obama delivered his first save the union speech of his second term in washington. the president made an emotional plea for congress to hold votes on contra was no proposals for tougher gun laws. the address, almost a month at the new town conn shootings in december that killed 20 children. (cheers & applause) >> if you want to vote no, that is your choice. these proposals deserved a vote. the two months since in newtown, more than 5000 birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. more than 1000. >> president obama as major provisions on his package of the proposals include background checks on all gun sales, a ban on military- style assault weapons, and limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. >> we will be back with more and a couple of minutes. a live look from our mt. tam ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ hot mess hot mess hot mess ♪ ♪ you're a hot kind of love you set me on fire ♪ ♪ you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a bu
man dead and four others injured. >> president obama delivers his state of the union address lasttonight. >> it is confirmed no. 3 at set off a nuclear weapon, we will have details later on. >> we start off with some clouds out there and locally dense fog for the north bay valleys. sunny skies and cooler air along the coastline. full details of your extended forecast coming up and my next report. >> the good news about this commute is it is boring. we are not tracking any hot spots or major delays. your quick commute back from the bay bridge toll plaza is a 14 to 16 minutes drive time. traffic is getting heavier in the east bay, moderate to heavy conditions. still light for the south bay and highway 1 01 the peninsula and marin county is problem free. >> 7:01 a.m. and one man is dead and four others are wounded after a shooting at 8:30 p.m. last night. >> investigators are looking to see of the victims were targeted. to the victims were found inside the rise. so far no one has been arrested in this case. police would give us an update later on this morning. >> we have another
. for more on ways to pay, go to abcnews.com and click on "see it on tv." >> president obama's popularity among those in california is climbing above 60 percent for the first time since 2009. a poll released shows 62 percent of registered voters approve of president obama's job performance and that is up from 58 percent in september. the poll found california people are more optimistic of the direction in which the country is headed. abc7 news anchor dan ashley is the only bay area journal list to interview president obama today at the white house. his report live from washington, dc, start airing tonight on our newscast going at 5:00 p.m. here on abc7 news. dan is also tweeting from washington. before dan got down to business this morning he spent time with the first dog, tweeting this picture of him and bo on the south lawn of the white house. dan got to meet bo? >> can't wait to see the report. still ahead, new developments on the grounding of the boeing dreamliner airplane with a fix being presented to solve a potentially dangerous battery issue. and the latest on what rescue crews fo
their on ideas. president obama is putting improving the economy front and center in his state of the union address. >> if you work hard and everybody gets a fair shot and shake, everybody plays by the same set of rules, and if we did that together, our nation will be stronger. >> reporter: the president is giving the annual speech before congress and the american people with unemployment hovering around 8%. drastic cuts in domestic programs and military spending are also getting ready to sock the economy if the president and congress can't reach a deal to stop them. >> first thing many of us will be listening for tonight is the president's plan for controlling spending and replacing the obama sequester. >> reporter: the president will make room in his speech to address north korea's nuclear test and plans to announce that 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan by this time next year. president obama is also expected to speak about new gun laws. with many victims of gun violence in the chamber, some of those victims stood at a senate hearing ear
. in washington top president obama is putting pressure on congressional republican to come up with a budget deal before automatic spending cuts kick in. >> i'm in sacramento. driving while under the influence of drugs becoming as much of a problem as drunk driving in california. new effort to [ wind howling ] [ female announcer ] it balances you... [ water crashing ] ...it fills you with energy... and it gives you what you are looking for to live a more natural life. in a convenient two bar pack. this is nature valley... delicious granola bars made with the best ingredients in nate. nature valley. nature at its most delicious. you. >> unusual day here in the bay area. snowplow put to work along sky line boulevard in the santa cruz mountains. lots of rain around the bay today contributed to car accidents like this one. pickup truck overturned in santa rosa. one woman suffered minor injuries. hail fell along grizzly peak boulevard in the berkeley hill hills. 11-year-old boy sent thus picture. late day the sun broke through turning the skies in a brill ypt scene. here's the live look now f
in on friday and no sign of progress in washington on efforts to avoid it. today president obama plans to visit a virginia shipbuilding company that would be affected by cuts to the military. the president and other democrats are calling for a package of targeted cuts and tax increases. republican leaders say all the savings should come from reduced spending. >> you know, the president proposed this sequester, yet he is far more interested in holding campaign rallies than he is in urging his senate democrats actually to pass a. >> these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off anytime with just a little bit of compromise. >> if all sides cannot come together and reach an agreement before friday, $85 billion would automatically be cut from domestic and defense budgets. >>> the senate is set to vote today to end debate on the confirmation for chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. hagel is expected to clear the 60-vote hurdle to end the debate and send it to final debate. the senate finance is expected to approve jack lew for h
to a somber occasion in chicago. we are awaiting for michelle obama. the church is filled to capacity. funeral is for a 15-year-old girl. she was an innocent victim of a gang shooting in chicago and she had just performed with her high school marching band at the presidential inauguration. michelle obama attending this funeral and governor pat quinn and mayor rahm emanuel. the family says it will not be about politics but it has struck a chord with the first family and obama administration. a lot of focus on gun violence and reducing gun violence. president obama has made it a priority. joe biden out to bring back proposals in the last few weex, all of this since the december 14th mass murder in newtown, connecticut. the girl was killed in hyde park neighborhood which is obama's home. it's drawing more attention to gun violence. we're awaiting for michelle obama to arrive at the chicago church. we'll bring you updates as it develops this morning. >>> if you plan to send flowers to a local florist this valentine's day. some companies that appear to be local are actually from out of the area, so
headlines and with president obama is doing. and monitoring the situation at s f o. in terms of travel to the northeast and the blizzard conditions we will be right back. . >> san francisco mayor ed lee and democratic state leaders have introduced a set of bills aimed at gun control. the bills propose closing loopholes in existing gun laws. also, banning the distribution of firearms and ammunition from dangerous people, and strengthening education about safe gun ownership. another bill would require guns to be properly locked present. the move follows president obama's call on congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence including conducting universal background checks. senators seek deal on gun- a small, bipartisan group of senators is quietly trying to reach a compromise on expanding the requirement for background checks to purchases. a deal could give political momentum to one of the key elements of president barack obama's the private talks involve liberal sen. chuck schumer of new york, who is the no. 3 senate democratic leader, and west virginia sen. joe manchin, a national r
. as president obama hits the road to sell his plan to curb gun crimes. but first, the new information about the victims of a deadly tour bus crash in southern california. as government crash in southern california. as government records reveal a series i'm lom renzo.nz i woi rk for 47 differffent companies. well, te, chnically i workwo for one. that catompanypa, the united ss postalst service®, works rkfor thr ousands of home ombusinesses. becauscae at uatsps.com®, you cau n pay,pa print and haver packagesag picked up for free. i cai n even drop off free box. i wei ar a lot of hats. well, te, chnically i wear on. the thu.s. postal service®, no businusess too small. >> developing tonight. mexico's attorney general is saying, the explosion that killed more than 3- dozen people at the headquarters of the country's state-run oil company. was caused by natural gas. investigators say, gas built up in the basement of the pemex building. and was likely sparked by an electrical fault. 37- people were killed, and dozens more were hurt in the explosion. which collapsed several floors of the buildin
michelle obama was among the people for their to pay respects. >> hadiya was gunned down in january just days after performing a presidential inauguration. >> police saidaken someone in te group pelton was standing with as a member of a rival gang. >> president obama is preparing to give the first step of the union address of the second term tomorrow. athena jones has a preview of what we can expect. >> the moment where he gets and on into erupted on challenged opportunity to talk to the country and define his agenda and what he thinks the debate in washington should be that is one of the most important powers the president has. >> president obama dave democrats a preview of what he would say. >> i will be talking about making sure we are focused on job creation here in the united states of america. it means we are focused on education and that every young person is equipped with the skills they need to compete peak in the 21st century. >> the white house says the speech will serve as a book in the to the inaugural address. >> we could see new policy that deal with issues like clean ener
conditions expected. your extended forecast, coming up. a developing story. president obama has kicked off three days of travel. he's trying to rally support he visited an auto plant in north carolina -- a former volvo plant where some the president is arguing that boosting the minimum wage and investing in research could go a long way toward a resurgence in hat in just click for he also wants to give companies incentives to do business in the u.s. house speaker john boehner says raising the minimum wage results in fewer jobs. president obama hits the road-take it full tease: obama and gun control-tele plasma vo another major issue on the agenda -- gun control. it had a big impact on last night's state of the union address. that's at 5-30. and -- a career ender? that's what some people are saying about the gop response to the president. i'll show you what happened ahead. i'll show you what happened mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the
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the highly explosive materials in the area. >>> president obama says he wants to be prepared in case the small bipartisan group of lawmakers fail to pass the plan. the lawmakers say they are on it. >>> and gas prices keep going up. in fact, the state average of $4.16 for a gallon of regular. here in the bay area, a little bit lower than the state average. san francisco,$4.13 right now. oakland a lot cheaper at$4.05. >>> 6:07 is the time right now. let's look outside at the mount tamm cam. it's clear right now. we'll see what happens when the sun comes up. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> in world news, venezuela president chavez he has returned home now after medical treatments in cu
president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. a developing story this morning. at least eight, possibly 10 people are dead following a highway collision involving a tour bus in southern california. this is new video into kron four. the bus driver reported having brak
.com/gas for a map of the lowest prices in the bay area. >>> president obama is asking congress to head off automatic spending cuts that kick in march 1. he says they could hurt the economy. and the president is proposing a smaller budget deal now and a bigger one later. cbs reporter danielle nottingham explains. >> reporter: president obama is calling on congress to stop massive automatic across-the- board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction, and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1st. and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a 10-year plan. >> we should give them the chance to co
network, a connection your whole house can count on. ♪ >> president obama is trying to avert automatic spending cuts kicking in on friday. president obama tried to rally the nation's governors do put pressure on congress in hopes of asiding $85 billion in automatic cuts. governor brown attended the luncheon at the white house where the president reiterated the cuts will slow the economy. >> this morning, you received a report outlining exactly how the cuts will harm middle-class families in your states. thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. tens of thousands of parents have to deal with finding child care. >> congress is back in session today. lawmakers are unlikely to meet compromises. >> new this morning, another big name retailer is now fallen victim to europe's horse meat scandal. ikea stopped trading the meatballs in 21 european countries after discovering traces of authority meat in them. inspectors in czech republic found evidence of the horse meat in the frozen meatball supply and a spokesman says the tainted meatballs are not sold in the united states. >> a stu
. president obama and vice president joe biden are crisscrossing the country getting input from lawmakers at the state and city levels as well as police. this morning mr. biden heads to philadelphia for a gun buy back attempt. california senator dianne feinstein introduced a bill to ban assault weapons. that is not expected to pass congress. >> in the house it will be tougher. that is just the reality of it. >> reporter: now one police chief says 40% of gun sales are not subject to background checks. he compared that to letting 40% of passengers get on a plane without first passing through the security. more on on what is the vice president is expected to discuss today when i see you knick. >>> time now 6:18 they could meet a doctor shortage. the l.a. times says 16 of california's 58 counties have the recommended amount of primary care doctors. in addition 30% of the states doctors are near retirement age. now to deal with the problem lawmakers are proposing giving more authority to physician assistants, nurse practitioners and pharmacists. however some of the doctors say that could put p
that the obama administration must first get some more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance society in which the public is constantly monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened in a seale
of drawing up its own brief. >> president barack obama will bring an urgent peacemaking agenda to israel on his upcoming visit, focusing on the region and the resumption of talks between israel and palestine. >> the white house is not released the date of obamas trip for details about his itinerary but israel media reported it had been scheduled for march 20th. >> the visit raises expectations that peace talks between israel and palestinians, which collapsed about 4 years ago, can be rekindled. >> this just into the kron 4 morning news the financially strapped u.s. postal service says it plans to stop delivering mail on saturdays, but will continue delivering packages six days a week. in announcements scheduled for later this morning the services expect to say the cut would mean a cost of saving of about $2 billion annually. the post office says the service will began in august. the the delivery of letters and other male has declined with the increasing use of e-mail and other internet use. >> we will return to the upper 50s close to the 60 degrees more details on the next storm coming u
to go on a cruise a lot of people are not cruising again. still to come on kron 4 news obama talks gun-control. and we are going to look outside at the bridge president obama has called for restoring a ban on military style assault weapons and limiting the size of ammunition magazines. more than 22-hundred specific firearms would be exempt from this ban. senator dianne feinstein has also introduced a bill that would ban 157 specific firearms designed for the military and law enforcement. those made for >> here's video of the president friday in his hometown of chicago. in a speech at a local high school. he talked about the teenager who was shot and killed in a chicago park last month. ha-dee-ya pendleton had just performed with her school band at the president's >> "in my state of the union i talked about hadiya on tuesday night and the fact that unfortunately what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago, it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us." earlier friday, the president honored 18 americans with the citizens med
jackie spear of san mateo echoed president obama's state of the union call for a vote in congress. she feels confident a vote. at least on background checks. could pass. we are going to have to rise up organically in communities across this country, telling the congress of the united states that we demand a vote. >> i'm very optimistic that we are going to have a vote on the gun issues. i think there is growing recognition in the republican party, people on both sides of the aisle, their constituents, ninety per cent of the constituents that live in their communities want to have a universal background check. >> congresswoman spear cited the success of recent gun buyback programs as evidence of the increasing public demand that something be done about gun violence. and on the other side of the issue. a motorcycle shop in florida is hoping the lure of a free handgun is enough to get customers to buy a new chopper. but as ashley jeffery shows us, it isn't just sales that are driving this promotion. >> harley davidson, cowboy sasaki:softie. >> power sports. >> now, when you get this you g
away from the obama's chicago home. investigators say she was not the intended target. just a week before she preformed with her band at the inauguration. an event that she called a highlight of her life. no arrests have been made. >> a chance to own a piece of the nosema the niners in santa clara how you can make a lasting impression and help pay for the stadium at the same time. >> a warm up expected for the weekend. at this hour it's a frigid start in some spots action i spots. i whether have a look coming up. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. . >>> check out these pictures. this is a live look at some of the miserable conditions in boston. that is fenway park and that doesn't lo
to fierce opposition from groups and republicans. >> the obama administration is consideringing landmark administration. >> they have obtained a draft proposal from the white house. and allowed illegal immigrants to become legal permanent resident consist within eight years. there are 11 million illegal immigrants and they could apply for a visa. >> it would require that they verify the status of new hire. >> new information about the murder investigation into the roth let's. they ddoscar pistorius. they found a bloody request bat until his home. he used the bat to break down the door of the bathroom where his girlfriend's was hiding or she used it in self-defense. >> pistorius and his family deny the murder charge. his friend said he called him at 4:00 telling him there had been a terrible accident. the story then said. god take me away. >> it is so important and made an impact in a positive way or negative way and just maintaining it. and just always. >> the outrage over last night's showing of the reality show featuring pistorius' girlfriend. and she record add farewell message which
obama is urging congress to pass this mall a set of spending cuts and tax changes while they hash out a broader budget deal. in his weekly radio in internet address, obama says that he still wants a comprehensive package that will deal with the debt. but he says that it will take some time. he is asking lawmakers to move for with a short-term deal as they continue to work on a longer-term solution. >> automatic spending cuts across the board are set to take effect on march the first. o obamas says that if the cuts are not averted, the military, middle-class families and the economy could suffer. >> today, the world champion san francisco giants will welcome fans to the 2013 season. they will open the gates at at&t park for the 20th annual giants stand fast. here is a live look from the ballpark, hundreds of fans are already lined up. more than 30 current impasse the giants players and coaches will be on hand to sign autographs. >> let's take a look get a video from last year's fan says. fans will be able to see the giants memorabilia from all eras. they it can also toward the clubhous
, steevkamp was cremated. >>> new this morning, president obama will be holding a white house event. in fact, just 45 minutes from right now, -- from right now to pressure congress about the spending cuts to kick in march 1st. the president will be urging congress to avoid the budget cuts known as the sequester for the debt reduction plan that would include spending cuts and higher tax revenues by closing loopholes. however, republicans are insisting on a plan with spending cuts only? back here at home, first it was palo alto police doing an online outreach. this morning, city firefighters are holding their own virtual ride along. janine de la vega is live with more on this high-tech event. >> reporter: we're here at fire station 1. this is the bussest fire station in -- busiest fire station in palo alto. one of the engines and ambulances will be taking us on a virtual ride along. if you follow palo alto on twitter, right now, they have 400 followers but they are hoping to gain more. to tell us more about why they want to do this, we're joined by the deputy fire chief here. why are you doing
to go pack to work, the new job that is coming with plenty of pay. a briefing from president obama is expected today plus your chance to hear him talk about issues important to the bay area . >> the first lady reveals what she is doing to deal with a life >> good tuesday morning, 5:52. we are on the storm watch. a look at at&t park you can see the sprinkles have begun with light puddling. mike will tell us when the heavy rain will move in the bay area. >> president obama is holding a white house event this morning to call on congress to avert automatic budget cuts taking in effect in 10 days. the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts takes place march 1 with possible furlough by april and state and local government could lose funding and the president is pushing for a blend of spending cuts and new taxes and republicans argue new taxes should not be included. >> this morning, abc7 news anchor will travel to washington, dc, for an interview with president obama and will talk with the president at the white house tomorrow. the live reports from washington, dc, begin this evening, at 5
merge with its smaller rival officemax drove the markets up. >>> today president obama ramped up pressure on congress. surrounded by first responders, the president said that slashing funding would hurt the economy. >> this is not an abstraction. there's people who's livelihoods are at stake. their communities are going to be impacted in a negative way. >> the cuts which would trim $3.5 million over a decade are set to kick in next friday. senate leaders have proposed replacing the cuts with tax from millionaires but republicans reject any tax increase as a solution. >>> meanwhile according to our exclusive field poll the amount of registered california voters who disagree of the job congress is doing is slowly decreasing. 65% of voters say they disapprove and while they may soofia aleem -- may seem high it's actually the first time that number is over 60%. in it stark contrast here, president obama's job approval rating in california is the highest it's been since his first year in office. 62% of voters approve of the job he's doing. 5% say they had no opinion. >>> the hayward c
. members of congress were finally are back on capitol hill today after a recess. and president obama welcomed the nation's governors to the white house. but is anybody looking for a compromise that will avoid the chaos scheduled to hit this friday? jim acosta reports. >> "welcome everybody." >> reporter: speaking to a meeting of the nation's governors. president obama said if congress wants to stop those forced spending cuts that start going into effect at the end of the week. lawmakers better do something about it. >> "these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of compromise." >> reporter: to get congress in the spirit of compromise. the white house is warning what's about to be cut. on a state by state level: 12 hundred teacher and aide jobs at risk in california. 74 hundred fewer children receiving vaccines in florida. and 52 thousand defense workers furloughed in texas. the president asked the press to leave a closed door meeting with the governors.so he could have a frank question and answer session. >> "what i want to do is clea
, to pass a budget by mid-april. or have their pay withheld. the measure now advances to president obama's desk to be signed into law. the road to confirmation will not be a smooth one for former senator chuck hagel. hagel is president obama's nominee to be the next defense secretary. the first day of the confirmation hearings were confrontational. some lawmakers picked apart hagel's record. and his positions on key issues. facing his critics, the former senator had this message to lawmakers today on capitol hill. we cannot allow the work of confronting the great threats we face today to be held hostage to partisanship on either side of the aisle. the stakes are too high. and other critics say, he has expressed questionable support for israel. despite mainly republican and conservative detractors, hagel is expected to win confirmation. even national polls show most americans support hagel's nomination to replace outgoing secretary leon panetta. >> jacqueline: we will see some fog to the delta. in the inland valleys and portions of the bayshore. it is intensifying. through high way 101 pa
to all be aware there is nowhere to go. >> president obama is showing this state of emergency. >> our biggest problem is looking down the city of the alley. with 40 in. reported in hamden. travel is slowly coming back to light and power is being restored. the governor of rhode island is crediting the cooperation of residents and the early prepared this. >> a great team effort and to think everybody. so many rhode islanders especiallwy eith the driving ban. /+ >> of many people are in join this 2 ft. with wintertime activity like sliding into august. with the clear weather today to get outside. this large group in stamford, conn. with a snowfall afight and boston common. >> i said i'm going to get ready for tomorrow. kron4's maureen kelly went to s-f-o where she talked to back east, about the conditions created by the massive storm. >> i was in the blizzard yes, it snowed 12 inches. >> reporter: here's a picture of emily allen took of her dog.and her kids enjoying the piles of snow that accumulated in just 8 hours. ironically she and her family are heading to a ski vacation in tahoe. p
they are. plus: president obama will deliver his state of the union address. the hot topics he's expected to talk about. next. >> pam: vacaville police find a baby alligator during a marijuana arrest in vacaville. the suspected couple - lory and william riley - were booked into solano county jail, after police searched than 50- pounds of marijuana, seven firearms, more than 29,000 dollars in cash. and a 3-foot long baby alligator the alligator was turned over to solano county humane services >> over the past few years, bart has seen its ridership numbers rise dramatically. to accommodate the large crowds. the agency is now considering renovating two of san francisco's busiest stations. kron 4's charles clifford shows us what could be in store. >> reporter: on an average day, more than 360 thousands people ride bart. on special event days, such as the giants world series celebration, ridership can exceed 500,000 people. the two busiest stations in san francsico are the embarcadero and montgomery platforms, which can be shoulder to shoulder during rush hour. because ridership is expected to
are already panning it. democrats found it president barack obama. the office. catherine heenan has catherine? a developing story. president obama wrapped up his state of the union address a short time ago. setting the tone for his second term. he told americans the "rubble of crisis" has been cleared away from the economy. and the state of the union is better. millions of americans were watching.and he knows the stakes are high. the president faces stiff opposition from the republicans who control the house -- and who have repeatedly blocked some of his top legislative priorities. senator marco rubio of florida delivered the official republican response tonight. and senator rand paul of kentucky - represented the tea party. both men have indicated an interest in running for president. he made this clear that he wants action on gun-control. he is facing stiff opposition. and they have repeatedly blocked tough legislation mark rubio and the kentucky senator rand paul.... also delivered public information and have indicated an interest in running for president. >> jacqueline: 60s through concor
obama is pressing congress to avert automatic budget cuts due to take affect in less than two weeks. the president will make his appeal during a white house yvette this morning. he will be joined by emergency responders, a group of workers the white house says could be affected if state and local governments lose their federal money as a result of the cuts. the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts is known as the sequester. the white house wants to offset the sequester with a combination of targeted spending cuts and tax revenue. >> mass cane will be the giants' opening day starter april 1st against the dodgers in los angeles. it will be cannes for scorer opening day start. last season king was the team's best charter going 16 in 5 with a 2.79 e r a, pitching the franchise's first perfect game and starting the all-star game. manager bruce bochy would not reveal the order of the rest of the rotation. >> we continue to watch a gas prices this morning. the national average continues to rise, we are looking at $3.78 for a regular gallon of gas as the national price this morning. the sta
down on illegal gun trafficking, and improved school security. president obama pressed congress to pass tighter restrictions on guns in the aftermath of december's deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school. >> still ahead people and states across the country's midsection a waking up to blizzard conditions this morning. we will show you some of the snow. on kron 4 morning news continues. >> we are back. we're taking a closer look at some of the nasty weather caused by winter storm moving through the midwest today. on the left, video from wichita, kansas. >> on the ride, video for midland, texas. >> kansas seen a lot of snow in the past day they have reports of several inches on the ground right now. in texas, not as much snow fell you can see some coming down. hurricane-force winds in texas caused a few accident, and also forced highways to shut down for a short time. the amarillo airport in texas have been shut down. it closed yesterday morning and is expected to reopen this morning. let us get the weather in our area. >> good morning james you can see crystal clear conditions. te
ahead of president barack obamas visit. more than a dozen tourist died at their hot air balloon crashed in egypt today. >> authorities said the loan crash into a field about 320 mi. south of cairo. the casualties included french, british and other nationals. it is one of the worst crashes involving tours in the country already struggling with the decline tourism industry following the uprising that ousted former leader hosni mubarak. >> we have clear skies in san francisco as you can see from our roof camera on van ness ave. i'm ovm er the hill. my body doesn't work the way it used to. pastpa my prime? i'm a victim of a slowing metabolism? i doi n't think so. new grw eat grains protein blend. proteiotn from natural ingredients like skeeeds and nuts. it hitelps support a healthy metabolism. new greagrt grains protein blend. >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. the time is 715. we are tracking hot spots on the nimitz freeway 880 southbound the ride is starting to back up. the drive time is 43 minutes. the slow traffic reaches back to highway 92. the riding to the san mateo bridge a
1st sequestered deadline. president obama and speaker john boehner both issued warnings today about the potential impact of $85 billion enforced across the board budget cuts. speaking in virginia president obama said the cuts would leave the defense department vulnerable. >> so these cuts are wrong. they're not smart. they're not fair. they're a self-inflicted wound that doesn't have to happen. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their bleep and begins to do something. >> the strong words are apparently doing little to push either party toward a compromise. the president want it is budget cuts to come from combination of tax increases and spending cuts while republicans maintain the savings need to be made by spending cuts. >>> congress is split over a major airline merger. u.s. airways and american airlines need the government's permission to combine the companies. questioned today whether a merger would spike the price of your next airplane tick sxet if combining airlines would lead to job cuts in some ai
from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> pam: at 5:30 president barack obama is just 24 hours away from delivering his first state of the union address of his second term. and some controversial. and some not so controversial topics will be his focus. kron 4's dan kerman is here to details what the president will talk about. dan ? >> reporter: it used to be that it was not such a big deal however, the economy is going to be focused for his speech and also debt reduction. with spending cuts and increase revenue. look for spending cuts, and job growth and economy. >> i'm going to be talking about making sure that we are focused on job creation in the united states of america. (cheers & applause) it means that we're focused on education. that every young person is equipped with the skills that we need for the 21st century. >> reporter: the congressional democrats and also other topics on the state of the union our immigration reform. citizenship reformation and also, afghanistan. reducing the number of troops. 60,000, possibly the most controversial topic is of course:co
the bay area and through the central plains. >> pam: president obama is talking about the budget cuts. that is the same date that these cuts could take effect. he is not serious about entering the sequester or ending the sequester --. this is looking to end with trimming $85 billion over the months and 85 trillion dollars over a decade. the months ayou can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea, darling. ♪ [ female announcer ] the wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. now for today's market update. street. >> pam: stocks closed sharply higher for a second day as evidence mounts that the housing market is making a comeback. close at 14- thousand- 75, its highest close of the year. it's up nearly 300 points over the
even 70's by friday. >> former vice president dick cheney has some harsh criticisms of president obama. cheney says he thinks the president's choices for key cabinet posts are quote, "second rate". as a result, he thinks national security is at risk. cheney is a wyoming native. he made these remarks last night to members of the president obama nominated chuck hagel as defense secretary. cheney says hagel was picked so a republican could take the blame for any future cuts to defense spending. in afghanistan. marine general joseph dunford i the new man in charge of international forces in afghanistan. he replaces general john allen. who is nominated to lead nato forces in europe. allen was also exonerated in a pentagon investigation of questionable email exchanges with a florida woman. she was linked to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of c-i-a director david petraeus. dunford says the move is not about a change of command, its about continuity. >> a big day for boeing. the company is analyzing results of flight tests on it's 7-8- 7 planes. the test saturday was the first sinc
:00 this afternoon. >> president obama is hitting the road campaign style today to try to push you gently put forward in tuesday said of the union address today he is talking his plans to expand preschool programs. >> the president is traveling to georgia to pitch his plan. the push to increase and preserve options for free kindergarten children comes as president obamas team is warning congress will have a clear to not avert a $5 billion in automatic budget cuts. those cuts will impact domestic programs and national security. >> if today we are expected to hear from the national rifle association, a director responded to president obama said of the union address. >> obamas was called to vote on tougher gun laws. >> if the nra's speech comes one day after iits executive vice president road and opened ed called stand and fight on the conservative news web site, the city caller--the daily call her. in it, he should rally cry for gun owners, saying the americans are getting ready to protect themselves. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was n
obama's immigration bill is raising eyebrows in washington. republicans and democrats are worried that the bill could derail a bipartisan plan for immigration reform also in the works. jessica gives us the details. >> reporter: senator marco ricky rubio ya who's led the republicans effort to work out an immigration compromise says the white houses proposal is half baked. seriously flawed and dead on arrival. former republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan slammed the white house for immigration politics. >> leaking this out sets things in the wrong direction. >> reporter: the debate was going so smoothly. what changed? over the weekend details of the white house's draft immigration bill leeked out. some specifics the president's bill will allow undocumented workers to apply for green cards after eight years. after another five years they could apply for citizenship. but that's not new. the president proposed the same path to citizenship in 2011 and the white house repeatedly says he stands by that. and the white house has written its own immigration bill but the timing of
looming over washington d.c.. president obama is back at work after a golf vacation. >> deep cuts that are due to take effect next month. but in washington either side of the political aisle is showing any sign of compromise over the deficit reduction. tory dunnann has the story. >> did some of the consequences president obama warm welcome reality if forced spending cuts take effect on march 1st. >> these cuts are not smart they're not fair that will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. >> democrats in the senate proposed a combination of more tax revenue from top honors. cutting agricultural subsidies and reducing defense spending after combat operations in afghanistan. >> house republicans refused to report any increases in tax revenues. >> the house speaker released a statement today the problem is government spending. don't deny the consequence of the cuts will be dramatic that is what is counter. >> why does the nine states knock of people over and prevent this quest from happening. >> the president is collin o calling
% and near their all- time highs. the nasdaq is up 6% to its best level in 12 years. >>> president obama's state of the union address is expected to focus on the economy. he is set to address job creation and age growth tomorrow night. the president says he will also discuss upcoming budget fights including the march 1 deadline for automatic defense and domestic cuts known as the sequester. and you can watch the state of the union tomorrow night at 6:00 right here on kpix 5. and we'll have a special edition of kpix 5 news right after. >>> last night's 55th annual grammys had plenty of high notes. ben tracy takes us back stage to show us the big numbers and special moments. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: a grammy performance is meant to be memorable so the three guys known as the band "fun" were caught "singin' in the rain." ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: taylor swift was the ringmaster of her own on- stage circus. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: rhianna gave one of the more intimate performances of the night. >> the grammy goes to somebody that i used to no.
having them. >> president obama says that civil rights icon rosa parks has taken her rightful place among those who have shaped the course of american history. the president and congressional leaders unveiled a statue at the capitol this morning, which portrays parks wearing a hat and clutching a purse. she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. she was given a statue in stat statuary hall. >> when we come back i will tell you who is living through history right now, many cities, this is the dryest going to a year we have ever had. i will let you know about that and when the rain is coming back. >> plus, pope benedict's final farewell, what he tell the faithful during the last public appearance before stepping >> walnut creek, campbell, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> not first time since the middle ages, a pope is choosing to say good by, pope benedict xvi bid final public farewell to the followers this morning after the vatican. tens of thousands packed st. support's square as he took the final ride in the popemobile receiving a long-standing ovation and drove
-bye. secretary of defense leon panetta, president obama praised him for helping to take osama bin laden. he has not announced when his last day in office will be. it's expected to be late last week. >>> and just because she's not a lion, she can't brag. the proud parent of a little lion king brought the littlest one out for all to see. look at my baby, isn't he adorable? the first time the three cubs were able to get out since they were born two weeks ago at an ecological preserve two weeks ago. said the little lion, hakuna mutata. a little "lion king." two cycling sic siblings just l. >>> wouldn't it be great if one of these storms didn't live up to the hype? insane what's going on in new england. not it. another storm on the map this one right across the midwest, already blizzard warnings for nebraska, northward to the dakotas and portions of minnesota. may not be millions of people in the path of that one, significant travel impacts for friends in the midwest. and watch out in texas, severe astorino. >>> and good saturday morning to you. most of the bay area waking up in the 30s. very chill
for difficult dry. i am try to deter you. --a difficult drive the. >> president obamas pressing congress to avert automatic budget cuts due to take effect unless and two weeks. >> the president will make his appeal during a white house event this morning. he will be joined by a merger to responders, a group of workers that white house says could be affected and state and local governments lose federal money as a result of the cuts. >> the 85 million--the 85 billion in across-the-board cuts is known as the sequestered. >> the white house wants to offset the sequestered with the combination of targeted spending cuts and tax revenue. >> we're learning of a possible motive and the newtown, conn. massacre. >> cbs news, citing sources close to the case, is reporting that adam lanzsa, the gunman who killed 20 children and six adults at sandy hook elementary on december 14th, was obsessed with another mass murder. >> the reporter says,lanza was fascinated with anders breivik, the metal killed 77 people in norway in 2011. reports indicate lanza wanted to top that death toll. the sources in the re
and they may take the issue of a couple of months from now. >> back in 2008 when president obama ran he was 4 same-sex union but not same- sex marriage. a. it seems as though a lot of people is in support. do you agree with the president? >> absolutely so. president de obama and filing a friend-of-the-court brief is a good move. good government is good politics. he is on the right side of history. i think it is the right thing to do. >> are you frustrated it took five years for him to make this decision? >> the wheels of politics, turn slowly. i am not very frustrated. i am glad to see it moving forward. no i am not really frustrated. i am happy to see it moving forward. >> we will get more reaction from people down here at the castro district hokan tell you he does do this he has one week. next thursday is the deadline for him to file responsible for the the court. >> we will see what happened will. thank you much. >> things are back to normal on the berkeley street after police had a standoff and shut down the area four hours. police surrounded the residence and the 1600 block of as a stree
the traffic. >> the senate finance committee is ready to vote tomorrow on president obama's nomination for treasury secretary. the committee chairman announced the votes will be taken tomorrow of former white house chief staff jack lew's bid to head up treasury. he had tough questions during the confirmation hearing on the short-time tenure at citibank and he has answered in a transparent manner. >> a faster wireless by at&t for an automobile through the new network that has faster data than the current onstar so g.m. can update wirelessly and big cell phone companies are branching ought into non-phone areas to boost business. >> gas prices keep going up but relief could be around the corner. here is jane king with the business report. >> gas prices are already marching higher. aaa says the average is $3.78 for a gallon of regular up 45 cents from a month ago and ten cents higher than a year ago. the price hike could end as crude oil falls and refiners cut prices. investors are eyeing possible automatic government spending cuts that could kick in on friday and bernanke has testimony be
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